The Helena Members.

Beatrice Fihn

Executive Director: ICANN | Laureate: 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Norton A. Schwartz

From leading the US Air Force to redefining the private sector’s role in national security.

Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski

Chasing the Universes' Most Elusive Mysteries.

Ken Griffin

Founder & CEO: Citadel

Ilwad Elman

An international champion for peacebuilding.

Evan Spiegel

Chief Executive Officer: Snap Inc.

Yeonmi Park

Inspiring the world after escaping North Korea.

Fabien Cousteau


John Brennan

Former Director: Central Intelligence Agency

Ray Chambers

Leading global philanthropy.

Hafsat Abiola

"Nigeria's Architect of Peace".

Michael Tubbs

A Bold New Vision for Governance.

Brian Grazer

A Beautiful Mind: Defining entertainment for 25 years.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Led and defined the most elite fighting force in history.

Kay Koplovitz

The First Female Network President in Television History.

Nicolas Berggruen

Shaping 21st century governance.

David Eagleman

"The Possibilian."

Taylor Wilson


Jane Holl Lute

Charting the future of security and diplomacy.

John Arnold

The future of intelligent philanthropy.

Yves Béhar

Design as a Force For Good.

Myron Scholes

Nobel Laureate: Economics.

Dwayne Betts

Winner of the NAACP Image Award.

Alaa Murabit

Championing Peace.

Timothy Doner

The brilliant global citizen who speaks 23 languages.

Mike Novogratz

CEO: Galaxy Investment Partners

Boyan Slat

Leading The Largest Cleanup in History.

Zoe Saldana

Other-Worldly Activism.

Max Tegmark

Life 3.0

R. James Woolsey

Former Director: Central Intelligence Agency

Princess Alia Al-Senussi

Charting the Future of International Art.

Rt Hon David Miliband

Protecting the world's most vulnerable lives.

Robert Swan

"One of the world's greatest explorers".

Bassem Youssef

Tickling Giants.

Mark Tercek

Leading the world's largest conservation organization.


"One of the great magicians of our time."

Petra Nemcova

Reinventing How We Rebuild.

Tristan Harris

Silicon Valley's conscience.

Tim Hwang

Unlocking the government.

Mark McClellan

The Former FDA Commissioner Shaping Value in Healthcare.

Dr. Rebecca Brachman

The Moonshot Project to Prevent Depression.

Scott Harrison

Working to End the Water Crisis.

Li Lu

Founder and Chairman: Himalaya Capital

Simon Sinek

"Start With Why".

Laura Galante

The Threat Intelligence Expert Focused on Cyber-Espionage.

William Jack

From Fusing the Atom to Merging Artificial Intelligence With Healthcare.

Pierre Ferrari

CEO: Heifer International

Divya Nag

Decentralizing medicine.

Abbas Kazmi

The 25 Year-Old Managing a $100m Venture Capital Fund.

Dr. Martin E. Hellman

Inventor: Public Key Cryptography | Winner: Turing Award | Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering: Stanford University.

Karen Tse

Working to end torture.

Arian Foster

Philosopher, Poet, and NFL Rushing Champion.

Jacob Collier

"The Future of Music."

D.A. Wallach

The Polymath Bridging Music and Technology.

Sylvia Earle

Time Magazine's "Hero for the Planet".

Jarl Mohn

CEO of National Public Radio & Founder of E! Network

Deepak Chopra

"One of the Top Heroes and Icons of the 21st Century."

Omar Wasow

"Silicon Valley's Philosopher-Prince".

Pamela Meyer

Defeating Deception.

Sheel Tyle

Financing Tomorrow.

Parag Khanna


James Fishkin

Deliberative Democracy.

ShaoLan Hsueh

Revolutionzing language learning.

Nikhil Buduma

Deep learning.

Ai-jen Poo & Palak Shah

Working for workers.

Aaswath Raman

Harnessing deep space to fight emissions.

Joshua Browder

Upending the Legal World with Artificial Intelligence.

Anne Madden

Deciphering the Microbiome.

Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher

The Masterminds Behind Climeworks: The World's First Commercial Plant to Suck Carbon Dioxide Directly From the Air.

Adam Robinson


Gen. (Ret.) James “Spider” Marks

Military Intelligence.

Nanxi Liu

The self-made CEO who disrupted two fields.

Isaac Lee

Mastering the science of content.

Alyse Nelson

Vital Voices.

Amory Lovins

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist: The Rocky Mountain Institute

David Ambroz

Shaping community and culture.

Dr. Julio Friedmann

The Carbon Wrangler.

Darius Sankey

Chaos Theory.

Jennifer Wilcox

Carbon Capture.

Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal

The world-renowned psychiatrist who first discovered Season Affective Disorder (SAD).

Jason Silva


Kevin Yorn

Managing Partner, Morris Yorn Entertainment Law

Captain Don Walsh

One of history's greatest explorers.

Barry M. Popkin

Reshaping the environments of obesity.

Bruce Heyman

The Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Craig Hatkoff

Founder: TriBeCa Film Festival

Meredith Perry

Wireless power.

David Yarnold

CEO: National Audubon Society & Former Executive Director: Environmental Defense Fund

Eli Pariser

Making Good Stories Win.

Robert M. Shrum

Navigating American politics.

Jeff Orlowski

Chasing Climate Solutions.

Joshua Roman

“A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts.”

Robert Hertzberg

Energizing government.

Quincy Jones III


Kelly Brownell

Redefining How We Think About Food.

Lee Cooper

Professor Emeritus, UCLA

Fred & Ethan Kent


Stan Christensen

The Negotiator.

Rob Rhinehart

A new way to feed the world.

Justin Lewis-Weber

Charting the ambitious plan for space-based solar power.

Curren Krasnoff

The serial inventor revolutionizing concrete.

Alex Wirth

Bringing the legislative process to our fingertips.

Arjun Mehta

From a $200M sale to democratizing music.

Samy Kamkar

Outwitting insecurity.

Tim Fain

Music, differently.

Richard Browning

"The Real-Life Iron Man."

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”

Helena Members

Helena enacts solutions to global problems. To do this, we work with a small group of exceptional people called Helena Members.

The members represent Helena’s core ability to analyze global trends and problems, source and develop potential solutions to those problems, and implement those solutions.

Members have developed the ideas for projects, they have led projects, funded them, advised them, and more.

Through the Helena membership, we hope to create a bold, diverse and effective social institution that not only represents a better future society, but helps shape it.

What Makes a Helena Member?

Helena Members are among the world’s best in their chosen field; four-star generals, Fortune 100 executives, Nobel laureates, artificial intelligence experts, Academy Award winners, Olympic athletes, global NGO leaders, explorers, activists, and more.

The Members are first-principle, objective thinkers committed to addressing societal problems. We place a special emphasis on identifying members who play a role in the most crucial movements, technologies, and domains that will shape the next 50 years.

How the Membership Operates

The membership functions as a dynamic social community.

Helena convenes the members in different combinations consistently, throughout the year and around the world.

The majority of these interactions are small and targeted “Helena Meetings.” In the meetings, members aid each others’ work, share insights, data, technologies, and notes, and often respectfully and vigorously clash between differing viewpoints.

The members bring to Helena and the rest of the membership community the unique assets they represent. Some members represent financial capital, and utilize it effectively to help enact projects. Some represent social or political capital, some represent lived experience and expertise, and some represent technological or scientific prowess. Nearly all represent a diverse combination of these traits, and contribute them voluntarily to projects and actions that they find compelling.

The Structure

The membership is highly unique in nature. There is no membership fee, no application process, and no formal procedures. No one can buy access to the Helena membership, and the Helena membership does not partner with or have a relationship with any outside organization, company, government, or entity.

Because the members are not clients of Helena’s, they are treated as our peers, friends and partners, and vice versa. There is no seniority system or governing board of the Helena membership. Helena does not segregate or differentiate the members by field, age, or by the depth to which they work on projects.